The Expedition from the American automobile company, Ford, is a full-scale, four-door sport utility vehicle, which was launched in the year 1996 to substitute the Ford Bronco. Earlier, the Expedition was positioned over the smaller Ford Explorer and now, it is the biggest and last truck-derived, tow-competent, off-road sport utility vehicle of Ford. Now, Ford has plans to redesign the current Expedition for the model year 2018. Dubbed 2018 Ford Expedition, buyers can expect the step forward in every segment of the car from the interior to engine. For 2018, the model will be introduced with eight trim levels that include XLT, Platinum, Limited, Platinum Max, and Limited Max.
2018 Ford Expedition Changes
For the 2018 Expedition, the automaker has taken much effort to reduce the weight of the vehicle. To archive it, engineers used light materials, such as aluminum for constructing the whole body of SUV. As a result, it loses weight, for about 500 pounds (approx 227 kg) less than its predecessor does. The chassis of the new vehicle is also constructed by making use of high-potent steel to make it more durable than that of the earlier model.
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Although the new Ford Expedition 2018 comes with the usual conventional external profile, the automaker has made some minor changes, now it looks very similar to F150. Consequently, it comes with an aggressive front part with a revamped bumper, chromed grille, and with the attractively designed headlamps.
The new Expedition will be offered with a set of pleasingly designed bigger alloy wheels with the diameter of 22 inches to complement its aggressive silhouette.
New Ford Expedition 2018 Interior
Although the style of the cabin of SUV is similar to that of the Super Duty truck and the F-150 model, it differs in its shape, which now assumes a square form and all its four doors will be operated electrically. The 2018 Ford Expedition cabin is now designed with three seat rows to offer a comfortable sitting space for a maximum of eight passengers. All seats are constructed and upholstered with high-quality materials, leather or cloth. As the cabin comes with wood and aluminum trims, the curb weight is reduced largely that makes the vehicle to offer better performance and fuel saving.
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The new model will get the latest technological gears that include a MyFord Touch and Sync3 infotainment systems with a 10-speaker sound system from Sony and a LCD navigation system, which is positioned in the middle of the instruments panel. It also comes equipped with an air conditioning system, Smartphone incorporation through USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity.
When comes to safety to the vehicle and its occupants, Ford has equipped the vehicle with adequate safety features. These features include traction and stability control, four-wheel antilock brakes, three-row head airbags, post-crash alleviation system, and fog lights in the front, etc.
2018 Ford Expedition Interior
The 2018 Ford Expedition is expected to be equipped with two different powertrains, and two more, which are not confirmed.
The first power plant will be a V6 Ecoboost unit with the displacement of 3.5 liters. As expected, it generates the maximum power of 411 horsepower, which is 86 horsepower more than that of the current model. Regarding fuel economy, the new model Expedition offers the city mileage of 16 mpg, the highway mileage of 22 mpg, and the combined mileage of 18 mpg.
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The next likely powertrain will also be a twin-turbo V6 unit, but with the displacement of 2.7 liters. This power unit offers the new vehicle the adequate power and twist of 325 horsepower and 375 lbs per foot respectively. With this power unit, the new model Expedition offers the city mileage of 18 mpg and the highway mileage of 23 mpg.
Both engines are expected to be paired with a 6-velocity automatic gearbox to send the power to the front wheels or to all the wheels.
Ford has not yet revealed the performance figures of both engines, but it is expected that the engines will offer better acceleration to the new Expedition, as they generate a better power output.
There is an unofficial information about 2018 Ford Expedition diesel engine, it could be from newest Ford pickup. As well as Expedition hybrid engine option, probably with Ecoboost V6 engine.
Base price and the date of release
All release date of 2018 Ford Expedition should be during the last quarter of 2017 or start of 2018. From reliable sources from Ford, it is expected that the base price of the new Expedition XLT will be $54,000 and it goes up to $ 73,000 for Platinum Max.
2018 Ford Expedition spy photos